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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

The best eggs bennie ever! I had spinach and mushroom and every mouthful was delicious. It was topped off with coffee and fresh enegizer juice.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

Variety of food on offer. All beautifully presented and very tasty. Great options for people with special dietary requirements.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Overrated. They have a very small menu, it is way to expensive, and look at my Milkshake. I paid 8.50 NZD for this crap.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022 via mobile

Visited for late lunch based on great reviews. Ordered bacon and scrambled egg croissants. One still had milky white uncooked egg in it. NEVER had that with scrambled egg!! Ordered 2 coffees, 1 arrived. Waited at counter to pay, had to go and ask a...staff member if we could pay!! Wouldn't go backMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

Great coffee again and the service was outstanding. Recommend to anyone looking for best coffee in town

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Great service and food, wonderful ocean views. We had the pancakes and a cheese scone along with our tea. Perfect for an easy lunch.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Beautiful food with a fantastic view over the beach. Neither of us could fault the food or coffee. The menu.was amazing , not just the same old big Breckfast and eggs bene. Going back tomorrow to try something different! Waiting staff were also very friendly...and helpfulMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Terrific food and amazing wine. Loved the views and the fast service. Friendly staff, 10/10 would go again. Would recommend to anyone looking to eat.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2021 via mobile

Super friendly and helpful staff. Great brunch menu. Three of us had 3 different items off the menu and we were all very very happy with our choices; smashed avocado, omelette and eggs benedict . Great coffee. But best off all was the views, stunning...spot! Thank you. Wonderful way to start our day exploring 'your' wonderful island.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

A very popular cafe on the main road but perched above the bay is a great space for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Indoor and outside seating options the later with great views of the bay. Fully licensed with friendly staff and great food, thank you...Lunch menu after 11am Cafe closes early afternoon.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2021

Great coffee, cabinet food, and all our breakfast choices hit the spot. Good portion size and attractive presentation. Even on a bad day the views out over the bay are special.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

Great smashed avo! Lovely view and friendly staff - Delish ice coffee also - would recommend and return :)

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 February 2021

We went there for a Saturday Brunch. On arrival we were greeted with a very friendly welcoming. The food was very good and a great menu to select from. Everyone at our table loved their meals and gave the meal a 9/10 rating which was...great! The Venue is lovely, and we had a great table on the Veranda with sea views. The staff were all outstanding and very friendly and helpful. We will absolutely be coming back here again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

So we turn up for lunch at midday exactly get seated and then told that half (brunch menu) the menu isnt avilable. We then decide on the chicken curry only to be told thats also not in stick. So basically we had 3 things to...choose from. If we werent so hungry we would have gone elsewhere. The eggs benne (which we had to ask to get of the "cant have" menu) came with bread, two pieces of bacon and 2 eggs, no butter on bread! No spinach, eggs were hard boiled, so bland! and was expensive. Partner had the pork belly bowl and the pork belly was cold. Also toilets could do with a decent clean I would check out any other place before here if your on the island for lunch. Wont be back. Service was nice but thats about it.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 November 2020

The two standouts for me were the service and the views. The service was friendly, professional and attentive without being overbearing. The views are compelling. The coffee was excellent and the food high-end bistro. The decor is not characterful, which is a little out of...place on Waiheke, but the drawcard is the views and so minimalist is probably best.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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WAI KITCHEN, Waiheke Island - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Wai Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5